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May 17, 2011 local almanac

May 17, 2011 1:13 am
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Greene and Columbia counties and predicts showers will continue through the weekend. High near 60 with a 90 percent chance of rain, between a quarter and half of an inch. Tuesday night brings more showers and possibly a thunderstorm, low around 52. Wednesday more showers are forecast, with thunderstorms possible after noon and a high near 65.

Town meetings today
CAIRO at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 512 Main St., Cairo (622-3120).
CATSKILL at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 439 Main St., Catskill.
COLUMBIA COUNTY Human Services meeting at 4 p.m. at County Office Building, 401 State Street, Hudson.
GHENT Planning Board session at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 2306 State Route 66, Ghent (392-4644).
GREENE COUNTY Legislature meeting at 6:30 p.m. at County Building, 411 Main St., Catskill (719-3270).
HUDSON Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 520 Warren Street, Hudson (828-1030).

Astronomical bodies
TIDES Hudson: High, 4:33 p.m./Low, 10:54 a.m.
SUNRISE/SUNSET 5:37 a.m./8:08 p.m.
MOONRISE/MOONSET 9:52 p.m./6:19 a.m.

MAY 18 Perry Como, Brooks Robinson, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), George Strait, and Tina Fey.

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